On May 25, 2014, Shwetha & Anil became husband and wife. They chose to have their wedding at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort located in Dana Point, California. The ceremony began with a Anil arriving on Asian Elephant called Thai for his baraat. They held a traditional Hindu ceremony integrating both of their traditions, groom is Gujarati and bride is South Indian. Smita wrapped the trellised colonnades with hot pink and red drapery, then added in strings of red flowers to accent the mandap. One of our favorite priest, Pundit Shukavak Dasa led the ceremony, and did a great job as always. The reception followed in the evening in the Monarch Ballroom, where Special Occasions had the guest dancing the night away!
Behind the scenes: They decided to go with one of our cinematic packages, which included 2 Canon 5D Mark III camera coverage of preparation, ceremony and reception. They will receive a full length extended reel (about 3 hours) along with a highlight reel (7 minutes). Client will also receive the hard drive with all raw files.
Cinematography by Robles Video Productions
Photography by Yogi Patel from Global Photography
Music by Ajay Manaktala from Special Occasions
Decor & coordination by Smita Mohindra from Ethnic Essence
Makeup and hair by Oscar Naranjo (oscarmakeup.com)
Dhol by Malinder Tooray
Ceremony conducted by Shukavak Dasa (shukavak.com)
Venue was St. Regis, Monarch Beach(stregismb.com)
Songs: “Saathiya”, Punjabi Song, “Tere Ore”
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